Turn Up The Volume On Giving: Do Your Part To Keep The Music Playing
Fort Collins Musicians Association supports local musicians year-round through networking, education, and events. Your dollars can help impact our programs and what we are able to offer musicians in our community. FoCoMA's programs and events include:
FoCoMX - A Colorado music festival with 350 local artists on over 35 stages in Downtown Fort Collins every April. The festival showcases the exceptional and diverse talent across the Front Range. We provide equitable pay, access to new audiences, and performance opportunities to over 1,200 diverse musicians. FoCoMA also values musicians and works to provide access to artist care resources with an emphasis on community connection, harm reduction, and substance-free spaces.
Music Industry Nights - A collaborative networking event for musicians and music industry professionals to connect to each other and support resources. Past events have provided participants with farm-to-table dinners, haircuts, holiday activities, jam sessions, and private access to the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. We weave livability resources into the fabric of these vibrant networking events.
Peer Awards - The FoCoMA Peer Awards is a 15-year-old celebration that showcases and awards the achievements of the local music community. Awards and performances at the event highlight album releases, new music projects, and lifetime achievement awards.
InTune - Health and Dental Clinics A collaborative partnership with MusiCares that gives musicians, sound engineers, and gig workers access to custom ear molds, as well as dental exams, cleanings, and x-rays. Over $40,000 of dental work has been provided to our music community to date.
“It was a magical weekend, and everyone I saw was feeling the energy. I am so proud of what every band has done, what we've established here, and everything that is FoCo Music ” -Mason Bassuk
Thank you FoCoMX - Fort Collins Music eXperiment for packed houses and full hearts all weekend long. We’re so grateful to all the staff and volunteers who made this amazing festival happen. It feels good to be back! - The Burroughs
“Nothing but gratitude for all the folks who devoted countless volunteer hours to bring the community together again.” The Catcalls